Welcome to BDPA Huntsville

About BDPA

For 40 years, BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) has enabled the upward mobility of African Americans and other minorities in the Information Technology (IT) and STEM fields. Through its 40+ local community chapters in major cities across the United States, BDPA has been at the forefront of promoting the minority agenda within the IT profession since 1975. BDPA has been a leader and pioneer in technology and STEM training for IT professionals and High School students since 1986. Our National High School Computer Competition (HSCC) program which is a hands-on training program, has introduced tens of thousands of high school students to coding and application development while also presenting opportunities for students to obtain college scholarships due to the generosity of our sponsors and partners. Because of BDPA’s focus on students and professional members alike, we continue to support and lead the upward success of our members “from the classroom to the boardroom”.

Our Mission

To build a pipeline of diverse professionals and aspiring students in the STEM and digital technology fields through innovative professional and technical development programs and activities.

Our Vision

To be the leading and most recognized organization in enabling digital leadership preparedness for aspiring diverse professionals.

What We Believe

-That our purpose is to serve and elevate others
-That preparing students and young professionals today for leadership tomorrow is a necessity
-That a talented and diverse group of people is the most creative and innovative workforce


Why BDPA? Well, it’s quite simple actually… “We’ve got an untapped potential of African Americans that have the ability to take on these jobs of the future and we have to do our part in developing, exposing, giving training, and access to do that. And that’s what BDPA does… ”

Chapter Goals

Professional Mentorship

Get access to mentoring, professional coaching, certified training, job placement and other valuable resources. Maximize networking opportunities locally and nationally to build the connections you need to keep advancing your career.

Technology Summits

From innovations in technology, to influencing how businesses are managed, to mentoring a new generation of “would be” entrepreneurs, this advisory group stays on the leading edge. Our goal is to assist the BDPA entrepreneurs with programs, policies and opportunities that will allow them to continue to grow both in knowledge and influence. We continue to welcome all who would want to be a part of this exciting venture as BDPA continues to innovate, captivate and deliver in the world of technology thought leadership.

Professional Networking

Positioned at the center of a nationwide network of IT professionals and executives in the commercial, government, academic, and non-profit sectors.

Use our social networks to post technical or business questions, and get assistance from industry experts. The BDPA  networks are a storehouse of knowledge resources which members can draw upon to remain at the forefront of the IT industry.

Youth STEM Training

The BDPA National High School Computer Competition, (HSCC), was founded in 1986 by Dr. Jesse Bemley, of Washington, D.C. What started as a two-team event between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga. has grown to over 20 teams of various high school students from chapters throughout the nation. It’s all designed to introduce our Youth to the field of Information Technology, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom many of them to become our next generation of IT professionals.

Huntsville Chapter Board

Jason Bradshaw

Chapter President

John Greer

VP of Business Management

Claudia Williams

Financial Secretary

Jannise Davis

Financial Secretary

Kristen Fountain

Co-VP of Planning

Brittany McCray

Co-VP of Planning

Bernard Nealy

S.I.T.E.S Director

Patricia King

S.I.T.E.S Assistant Director

Angela Smith

VP of Public Relations

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BDPA can help you advance your career in the IT profession. We give professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and students an IT career pathway from the "Classroom to the Boardroom". Through education, mentoring, services and business networking, BDPA promotes innovation, technical skills, business savvy and personal growth.


BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF or BDPA Foundation) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, founded in 1992 to support the education and technical programs of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). BETF recognizes that to close the gap of computer and technology literacy, minority youth must participate and compete in today’s digital economy. We want students from historically disadvantaged communities to learn advanced computer science and community responsibility from any of the BDPA chapters located around the nation.

BDPA Today

bdpatoday (ISSN 1946-1429) is a monthly periodical published by participating local BDPA Chapters of National BDPA (NBDPA) within their respective media markets by local BDPA Chapter Communications Committees. bdpatoday is mailed to BDPA members, BDPA corporate sponsors, and electronically delivered to local BDPA Chapter mission partners via email or social media as a benefit of membership.

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